The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. Residents have been receiving cards left at their residences instructing them to call (305) 456-4396. Upon calling this number, a customer is informed that their water is contaminated and the purchase of a water purifier is required to correct the problem. Please ignore these notices as this number is fraudulent. Under no circumstances does Homestead Public Services mail communications other than utility bills.
If you think you may have been a victim of this or another scam, you may contact the authorities listed below:
• Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs: 1-800-HELP-FLA
• Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: 1-800-767-2825 • Federal Trade Commission: 1-877-FTC-HELP